Nov 5, 2014
One has to remember that these guys have been fighting for that past 20 years. This fighting has been lost in this day and age of konshens, i-octane, kalado, Alkablind etc...
Beenie man has almost always remained current... but not so over the last 2 years or so whilst bounty killer has found a hit once every 6 years or so,,, some say he dont need to have a hit because his catalogue is deep and wide enough like Beenie Mans.. and i agree.
Beenie and Bounty should be living off concerts and rights to their songs right now. To still be recording can be seen as a sign of desperation and fear of being seen as done and washed up artises. These guys had enough time to build their production company and venture into other means of living. ... now if you going to make songs being the G.O.A.T that they are .. make it good and make it a HIT..
Oct 29, 2014
Now there have been reports indicating that DANCEHALL artiste Kalado has been detained in Miami, Florida for the past 10 days. Kalado, whose given name is Eton Gordon, is reportedly being held on suspicion of immigration fraud, his publicist Ray Alexander told local news media.
“I really don't know much, but I can confirm that he has been detained.
I have made contact with his management team and they told me that an attorney was appointed,” said Alexander, who insists that the singjay's travel documents are authentic.
Kalado was slated to perform in Boston on the weekend of October 17.
It has been speculated that the sinjay might be quarantined for observation for Ebola has he may have recently toured parts of Africa
Efforts to contact his management team were unsuccessful.
Kalado, 30, is a member of deejay Bounty Killer’s Alliance Next Generation for the past few years.
The two collaborated on the 2012 single When She Wine, which was followed by Nuh Gyal Caan Tear Mi and Whole Night.
The following year, Kalado got his breakthrough with the hit singles Make Me Feel, Good Good Bring Life and Body Nuh Dead.
His popularity increased this year with Pree Money and Gyal and Personally.
Aug 20, 2014
Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right NOW
10. Jamaican Everyday - Charly Black
9. Miami Vice Episode - Vybz Kartel
8. Who Knows - Protoje & Chronixxx
7. Nobody Has to Know - Kranium
6. Trendsetter - I-Octane
Jun 9, 2014
In that song reference made to ZJ wah wah and the scamming business. I was trying to make the connection... as the line goes .. "trick a gyal fuk a gyal scyammer businizz Zj wah wah hammer business"",,,.
Im not sure if Kartel was aware that Wah Wah was involved in mattters of this nature and thus the sublte reference in the song. If its just a coincidence then .. bad omen ?
And things are not looking of the ZJ as it was recently reported in the press that the JAMAICAN disc jock ZJ Wah Wa, who was arrested in Florida on wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this month, will be tried in a North Dakota court.
The disc jock (given name Deon-ville O'Hara) was ordered transferred to that state when he appeared in court Tuesday.
It is, however, unclear where he is being held.
Keith Reisenauer, assistant attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota, confirmed the transfer, but had no records on the disc jock's whereabouts.
"We have no information on where he's being held," Reisenauer told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
"The US Marshals have him in their custody... and no date has yet been set for his court appearance," was all he disclosed.
The disc jock, who is employed to Zip 103 FM, was arrested by US law enforcement authorities during a visit to Florida. It is alleged he helped run a lottery scam in Jamaica that induced American victims to send millions of dollars for 'lottery winnings'.
Once the parties were duped, it is alleged ZJ Wah Wa travelled to the US and picked up money from the victims.
He is charged on three counts, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
Herman F Rubio Jr, the Florida attorney who represented ZJ Wah Wa, specialises in drug trafficking, money laundering and securities fraud. He said he will be represented by a new attorney 'up north'.
D'Adra Williams, ZIP 103 FM's station manager, issued a statement on the company's position yesterday.
"We will allow the due process of the law to take place, where persons are given the benefit of the doubt and presumed innocent until proven guilty. Our employees will be extended the same courtesy," the statement read.
The Associated Press reported that the victims are an 83-year-old North Dakota woman who sent seven cheques amounting to US$158,000 after being promised US$19 million in winnings; and a South Dakota man who sent a US$14,000 cheque after being promised US$3.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz.
In response to complaints from the American government, the Jamaican government set up a lottery scam task force in 2009 to stamp out the illegal activity.
May 6, 2014
Two of the latest adherents to the Gaza legacy are Gaza Nana and Stamma Gramma.
"At the end of the day, we a Gaza from birth and Vybz Kartel along with fellow ex-members of the Gaza inspire us to do music in di fus place hombre. Many people waa see Kartel fall, and they get wha them wish fah, but we a go mek sure his legacy and what he started don't end wid his downfall," Gaza Nana, whose real name is Jamarlie Guthrie, said.
Gaza Nana, 21, was raised in Portmore, but hails from Irish Pen, St Catherine. He is known for songs such as Tick Tock, Wine Up Fimi and an Alkaline diss song that is huge in Spanish Town.
For his part, Stamma Gramma, who first came to public attention last year in a feud with Tommy Lee Sparta over a song called Scammer Anthem, is enthusiastic about the GNG.
"This is not about me nor my story, this is about preserving one of the most successful legacies in dancehall music, the Gaza, and who better to do it than the loyal fans and associates of the Gaza. I do hope we receive Worl' Boss's blessing," Stamma Gramma, whose real name is Michael Williams, said.
Stamma Gramma operates popular dancehall fan pages on Facebook including Gaza Fans Only and Dancehall Worldwide, alongside one of Gaza Next Generation members Gaza Leeha. The 22 year-old was raised in Tavern, Papine and hails from New York, United States where he is president of Gtunez, one of the fastest developing companies ever to make its debut in the dancehall music industry scene. "Gaza Nana met Vybz Kartel while performing at a show in Dela Splash in 2008, while I met Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm in 2008 at Portmore Empire All Schools Jamboree, where Shawn Storm introduced me as as one of the future members of Gaza, then named Portmore Empire," Stamma Gramma said.
The GNG is a bit of a rogue organisation as it was never brought to the attention of Vybz Kartel, nor did they attempt to ask for his approval.
"We will only cease and desist with the idea if Vybz Kartel condemns the plan publicly," Stamma Gramma said.
Other members of the newly formed Gaza Next Generation include MoBay-based artiste Gaza Leeha, New York-based artiste Lala Pinkdoll and Spanish Town-based Talex Daynjah, Don Dappa and Wycked Haat.
Stamma Gramma also added that an open invitation will always be open to Gage, Likkle Danjah and "Vybz Kartel's children as they are the natural heir to the Worl' Boss' throne".
The self proclaim Worl’Boss, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, Andre St John are all serving a life sentences in a maximum security prison after being convicted of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams on March 13.
Kartel and his three co-convicts have since filed paperwork appealing the conviction on the grounds that they received an unfair trial.
But law enforcement sources told news media that the appeal process in Jamaica could take up to five years due to a huge backlog of cases.
“Currently the Appeal Court is seeing cases that were filed up to five or more years ago,” the source said. “So it could be a number of years before Vybz Kartel get a decision on his appeal. In the meantime he will continue to serve his sentencing until such time arrive.”
Vybz Kartel will become eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.
Kartel says he will not be making music behind bars despite a plea from his fans to continue to record.
Mavado bashed Bounty Killa calling the tracks garbage.
Bounty Killa has released a few songs the latest includes “A Who” and “Death Work” both labeled Mavado diss.
Bounty Killa is credited for breaking Mavado on the dancehall scene through his Alliance squad.
Since Mavado signed the dotted lines with Miami born hip-hop rapper and disc jock Dj Khaled’s “We The Best” music group, many questioned the singjay’s loyalty.
This led to the release of a track dubbed “Real Talk” by entertainer Busy Signal in which he questions Mavado’s loyalty warning the singjay not be ungrateful.
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Vybz Kartel - Represent Portmore
Vybz Kartel (Worl' Boss) - Louis V
Vybz Kartel - You Want Me (Raw) - Igloo Riddim
Vybz Kartel - Addi
Apr 10, 2014
There are reports in the Media that entertainer Vybz Kartel now convicted murderer is responsible for the death of 100 persons. This was indicated by the Commissioner of Police. According to the commissioner Vybz Kartel and his gang was responsible for over 100 deaths.
Vybz Kartel is now serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Clive lizard Williams.
Mar 13, 2014
The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.
Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.
They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict was not unanimous and was reached under two hours.
The jurors then went back to consider the matter before again returning to the courtroom.
Adidja Palmer – GUILTY
Shawn Campbell – GUILTY
Kahira Jones – GUILTY
Shane Williams – Not GUILTY
Andre St John – GUILTY
The convicts are to be sentenced on March 27.
Kartel, 38, whose real name is Adidja Palmer and his co-accused went on trial on November 20 in the Home Circuit Court.
They had been in custody since September 2011.
They were charged with the murder of 27-year-old Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, of Waterford, St Catherine.
The Crown represented by senior deputy director of public prosecutions, Jeremy Taylor, and Crown Counsel Leighton Morris alleged that on August 16, 2011 ‘Lizard’ was beaten to death at Kartel's house at 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St Andrew over two missing guns.
SEE: THE KARTEL TIMELINE - How the trial unfolded
The prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence and common design to prove its case against the men.
Those found guilty are to return to court for sentencing on March 27.
Kartel and five other men had been charged with William’s murder, but at the start of the trial in November last year, the fifth co-accused, fashion designer, Calvin Haye, was freed after the Crown offered no evidence against him.
Feb 27, 2014
Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right nOW
10. Here Comes Trouble - Chronixx
9. Things Mi Like - Alkaline
8. Pree Money - Kalado
7. Want It All - Sean Paul ft Konshens
6. My Day - Tarrus Riley
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